12 Outdated Hairstyles To Leave Behind In 2023

Hair is such an important aspect of our style and self-expression. In the 1920s, it was all about short and sleek bobs. The 1950s saw an abundance of dramatic pin curls, and in the 1980s, messy, big hair was all the rage. Just like with everything in the fashion and beauty industry, hair trends are also constantly changing, and what was popular a couple of years ago tends to not be popular today.

However, it's not just about following the latest trends; it's also about finding a hairstyle that suits your personality, face shape, and lifestyle. Even though hairstyles can make or break a look, staying true to yourself is always important. If there's a hairstyle you love, but it's currently not trendy, don't allow that to stop you from rocking it. However, if you are in the market for a new hairstyle, these are some hair trends you should probably avoid.

Ultra-long hair

Ultra-long hair has been popular for years now, but with the rise in popularity of natural looks, hair that goes past your waist probably needs a good trim. In addition to being hard to maintain, hair that is too long can also lead to split ends and breakage, making it look unhealthy.

Classic curtain bangs

Before you freak out — we're not saying that curtain bangs are out of style; all we're saying is that a messier and more blended version of curtain bangs is what you should go for. This means that your bangs should blend flawlessly into the rest of your hair which is easily achieved with a shag haircut.

A snatched ponytail

A snatched ponytail will never really go out of style, but if you wear it almost daily, you are not doing your hair a favor. The tight tension at the roots can cause breakage and a receding hairline over time. Instead, consider opting for a loose braid to keep your hair out of your face.

Thick straight bangs

Thick bangs that are also a tad too long were a huge trend in the 2000s, with celebs like Rihanna and Beyoncé rocking them. Even though the early aughts fashion trends have since come back numerous times, the blunt straight-across bangs are a trend we hope stays in the 2000s.

Copper hair

Copper hair has been very popular in the last couple of years, and while we don't see this trend going anywhere, there is another color that is slowly taking over. Cherry Coke, which is a warm and toasty brown tone with red hues, is a popular hair color choice for 2023.

Perfect curls

2023 hair is all about embracing your hair's natural texture, which is why you always want your curls to look as natural as possible. This means that no matter what curling technique you use, you need to separate the curls and sometimes even brush them out.

The wolf cut

The wolf cut is still a very popular choice for anyone who wants an easygoing hairstyle with plenty of layers. However, instead of an '80s wolf cut, opt for the trendy '90s Rachel Green haircut for some voluminous layers.

One-dimensional hair color

Highlights are truly timeless and an easy way to add some texture and dimension to your hair. One-dimensional hair can appear flat and dull, which is why combining different tones to create depth is an easy way to have hair appear more voluminous and lush.

The sleek bun

Sleek, low buns have been recently popularized by models like Hailey Bieber and Bella Hadid. Unfortunately, this is another one of those hairstyles that can cause hair breakage and hair fallout. While there are ways you can rock a chic, slicked-back bun without damage, you should avoid wearing it frequently. Instead of a sleek and tight one, consider embracing a messy, loose bun tied with a silk scrunchie.

Flat straight hair

Volume is always trendy, but with the recent resurgence of the '70s and '80s-inspired hair, over-the-top volume is set to make a big comeback this year. If you've been straightening your hair, consider adding some lift at the roots and go for a slightly more curved instead of a pin-straight look.

A spiky pixie

A spiky pixie was all the rage in the 1990s and early 2000s, but today it's considered a bit out of style. Since the current hair trends gravitate more towards soft and natural-looking styles, consider opting for a soft pixie that will allow you to maintain the convenience of a short haircut.

A blunt bob

This year is all about layered and textured hairstyles that offer plenty of movement and a range of different looks — and a blunt bob just doesn't do that. However, you can go for a cub cut: the lovechild of the wolf cut and a bob, which is also very low maintenance.